The author (Neil Gaiman) addresses real world problems including, being supernatural (in Article 1) and being human (in Article 2). He presents sub-textual commentary on each issue; he believes super-naturalism is a real thing and being human could be challenging.
Some general information about super-naturalism is it is the belief of manifestation of the "spirits" on Earth. They could be benevolent or lethal.Also, the conversation about if we spirits are real or not is very controversial, it mainly has to do with what you believe in. For example, in The Opposing Viewpoints, it states, "But, given that both science and faith appeal to deeply rooted human predilections, neither side is going away anytime soon. Science appeals because we are necessarily curious creatures, with insatiable appetites to understand, predict, and control our surroundings and ourselves. The discovery of how things work is intrinsically rewarding, and developing the practical applications of discoveries is no less so. On the other hand, faith appeals because, afraid of death and wanting our suffering on earth to be redeemed, we gravitate toward the possibility of having souls and gods that transcend mere matter.
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Some general information about humanism is it is an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. Humanist beliefs stress the potential value and goodness of human beings, emphasize common human needs, and seek solely rational ways of solving human problems. For example,there is one part in this book where Bod makes a friend and she comes and plays with him everyday. Later, after she is called over by her parents, she tell them she made a friend. But her parents don't believe her simply because she is playing in a graveyard and they think she has an imaginary friend. This relates to humanism because her parents don't believe her that the supernatural kid did not exist. For example Science and faith often disagree because they constitute dramatically different epistemology--that is, different ways of justifying belief, ways which lead to naturalism and super-naturalism, respectively. If you're scientifically, or more broadly, empirically inclined, then you'll likely place your cognitive bet with varieties of inter subjectively available evidence. Knowledge is more or less what we can observe, or what others we trust have observed or inferred from reliable observations over the centuries.
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"Science and faith often disagree because they constitute dramatically different epistemologies--that is, different ways of justifying belief, ways which lead to naturalism and supernaturalism, respectively. If you're scientifically, or more broadly, empirically inclined, then you'll likely place your cognitive bet with varieties of intersubjectively available evidence. Knowledge is more or less what we can observe, or what others we trust have observed or inferred from reliable observations over the centuries. Science is the ideal of such knowledge. By means of observational evidence, inferences, and theories, science describes a single, natural world in which all phenomena are interrelated. If we take science as criterial for deciding what exists, the natural world is what is real."
"Most importantly, this is a book about growing up and life." '
Specifics and Textual Evidence:
Super-naturalism is mainly about what you believe in and what your religion goes with.
Thanks for listening, if you did.
Clark, Thomas W. "Naturalism vs. supernaturalism: how to survive the culture wars." The Humanist, May-June 2006, p. 20+. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A147057303/OVIC?u=mari6646&sid=OVIC&xid=59934d2d.
Hopkin, S.E.G. "Life among the dead." Spectator, 1 Nov. 2008, p. 43+. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A190891379/OVIC?u=mari6646&sid=OVIC&xid=d2bd1b6c. Accessed 30 Aug. 2018.
Norman, Andrew. "Getting humanism right-side up: a reality-based 'mattering map' and alternative humanist manifesto." The Humanist, Jan.-Feb. 2015, p. 24+. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A396614475/OVIC?u=mari6646&sid=OVIC&xid=8f44672a.